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Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

Rights groups hit lack of facilities for children in conflict with the law

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'If we’re going to be bringing up children inside a kulungan (prison), what kind of future do we expect?” asks Christine Sevilla of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates

PROTEST. Different child rights groups belonging to the Salinlahi Alliance for Children's Concerns oppose the newly amended law lowering the minimum criminal responsibility from age 15 years old to 9 years old. They hit the legislators who approved the amendment of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act for using the children to advance their political interests. The press conference was held at the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City. January 22, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Psychologists: 'Misleading' to say Sereno failed psych evaluation

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines seeks to 'clarify the function of psychological assessments and the diagnosis of psychological conditions'

NO PASS OR FAIL. The Philippine's association of psychologists says one's psyhological evaluation cannot be used as a basis for competence at work. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Drug addiction is a health problem. Somebody please tell the President.

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says shabu addicts can no longer be rehabilitated – an understanding that other countries had in the 1970s says a psychologist

Psych interventions needed in drug rehab programs – expert

Mar 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Psychological Association of the Philippines spearheads the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad a program that trains community volunteers in facilitating drug rehabilitation

COMMUNITY FACILITATORS. By the end of the training, volunteers from the Diocese of Caloocan and Our Lady of Assumption Parish are set to implement the modules in their communities. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Filipino psychologists on Laude's death and gender-based violence

Dec 01, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Psychology professionals from all over the country highlight the grave consequences of violence on the mental health and well being of women